The Prophet Jeremiah

Jeremiah (626-586 B.C.) "yeremi yauw" (Yaweh will lift up). Prophesied to Judah and against the surrounding nations. He emphasized the folly of idolatry as God pleaded with His people. He continually warned that Jerusalem would be captured and the inhabitants would be exiled to Babylon. He also prophesied against the pagan nations around (Jer 46- 51) and foretold that after 70 years the Jews would return from Babylon. Jeremiah`s words were vehemently rejected and he was heavily persecuted. Jeremiah was forced to live in Egypt after the destruction of Israel in 586 BC.